We read in Hebrews 1:14, Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation. Does this mean as a believer in Jesus as my Savior I have angels that minister to me during my life? Yes, it does, before and after I come to faith. Angels are God’s messengers that appear throughout the Scriptures.
When the Israelites cried out to the Lord after many years of the oppression from the Midianites God sent an angel to Gideon. 11 Then the angel of the LORD came and sat beneath the great tree at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash of the clan of Abiezer. Gideon son of Joash was threshing wheat at the bottom of a winepress to hide the grain from the Midianites. 12 The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the LORD is with you!”
What does this angel story tell us about God’s love for you? God knows what is going on in your life. He sees your struggles and hears your cries for help. God knows the spiritual battle you are in and sends angels to do many things in the spiritual realm that you don’t see or understand. God watches over you closer than a parent watching over a small child. You are never out of God’s sight or His thoughts. The Lord wants the best for us and intervenes in your life to help you fulfill the plans He has for you.
How is knowing that God has angels ministering to you inspirational? Take time to give the Lord thanks and praise for sending angels into your life.
To hear the story of Gideon, listen here:
Scripture quoted from Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Heb 1:14, Jdg 6:11-12). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.